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Title: Check out this Commercial!
Post by: Alex V. on March 11, 2007, 09:57:35 PM
A friend sent this to me - the truck is an "EMD HD3500-2", I think.
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8trJgg3abs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8trJgg3abs)


Title: Re: Check out this Commercial!
Post by: Matthew Ginkel on March 12, 2007, 08:09:20 PM
kinda odd to see dump cars and auto racks in the same consist  :-\


Title: Re: Check out this Commercial!
Post by: Alex V. on March 12, 2007, 09:13:12 PM
Not to mention the odd locomotive.


Title: Re: Check out this Commercial!
Post by: Bill Baker on March 13, 2007, 09:48:42 AM
I've seen that a couple of times on TV.  I am usually looking at the track and roadbed to get some scenery ideas.  As a matter of fact I couldn't even tell you what automobile manufacturer is advertising.  :)


Title: Re: Check out this Commercial!
Post by: Atlantic Central on March 13, 2007, 10:03:11 AM
What they did not show you is the Ford F650 on the rear pushing!


Title: Re: Check out this Commercial!
Post by: japasha on March 13, 2007, 05:42:13 PM
It doesn't take much horsepower for a consit of empties. The GIs in WWII use Duece and a half's for the same tack. Much less horsepower There are pictures of them doing that in Europe and Alaska Might make a nice model.


Title: Re: Check out this Commercial!
Post by: Dr EMD on March 13, 2007, 06:05:04 PM
The lead shot shows a truck with SECX Southeast Coal (GE Railcar Services) reporting marks.

The wording under the pickup truck said the image is fictionalized.


Title: Re: Check out this Commercial!
Post by: Stephen Warrington on March 13, 2007, 06:22:16 PM
 ;) Back in 1998 a friend used his Dodge Ram 1500 to move a 45 tonner for loading once we got the old girl to rollin it didn't take much at all, on the other hand bringing it to a stop with rusted hand brakes was not fun.

I have shoved 5 loaded tankcars before with a F150 hirail truck on the shortline I used to work for just make sure to have a brakeman riding the hand brakes.

Stephen


Title: Re: Check out this Commercial!
Post by: tiny on March 13, 2007, 06:38:09 PM
And maybe a Dodge in the middle??????     ;)


Title: Re: Check out this Commercial!
Post by: Alex V. on March 13, 2007, 09:05:38 PM
I've heard that there were Jeeps outfitted for rail use in WWII, too.


Title: Re: Check out this Commercial!
Post by: Paul M. on March 14, 2007, 05:21:49 PM
And a few Silverados were on an empty pulpwood car. Puh-leeze.

Also note the older-style auto rack cars.


Title: Re: Check out this Commercial!
Post by: JerryB on March 14, 2007, 06:33:25 PM
This commercial was shot on the Sierra Railroad in early February '07. Here is a report (originally posted on the Yahoo Historic Sierra Railway Group) from Tom Bispo who was the engineer for the shoot:

“Filming took place between MP 5 (Sand Hill) and MP 19 (Cooperstown.) over
the course of four days (2/2-2/5). The train was made up of 17 mixed
freight cars (including a home made auto rack and two flat cars from the
Fillmore & Western), a caboose and the SERA 48 & 50. This is the largest
production consist since the making of the movie Bound for Glory (late
1970s). Extensive use of a rail-bound camera crane and helicopter was made.
Although it is not confirmed, the commercial should be televised in the next
few weeks.”

Looks like the Sierra RR is still a favorite for the RR film business!

Happy RRing,

Jerry


Title: Re: Check out this Commercial!
Post by: Alex V. on March 14, 2007, 08:35:54 PM
Thanks for the extra info, Jerry!


Title: Re: Check out this Commercial!
Post by: kevin2083 on March 15, 2007, 09:09:40 PM
what good does it do to have dual tires in the rear if they don't all touch the ground...


Title: Re: Check out this Commercial!
Post by: Alex V. on March 16, 2007, 09:30:54 PM
I guess you're right - it would help if it was a dual axle instead of dual wheel.